Irish Brown Bread Recipe

This was sent in by Eimear, a member from North Queensferry, it’s not the usual soda bread. Very good with some Anster cheese and a glass or two of Murphy’s…

Irish Brown Bread (sent in by Eimear O’Kane)

Mix all these dry ingredients together :


200g white flour
300g coarse brown flour
3 tbs bran
2 tbs wheatgerm
2 heaped tsp baking powder
1 level tsp salt.


Add 1 dessert spoon of treacle (I often use less) and enough of milk (600 – 900 mls) to give a moist not sloppy mixture.

Put in well oiled 2 lb loaf tin at oven preheated to 200 degrees centigrade.

After 20 mins or when risen, reduce temperature to 170 degrees centigrade and continue baking for a further 45 – 60 mins depending on your oven.

Option: usually I use a bit less brown flour and add seeds to make up the difference.